our team

Susan Hunt • Attorney

Sue Hunt’s estate planning practice focuses on helping families enhance their lives today and secure their futures tomorrow. Sue Hunt is a strategist who loves puzzles and people. She enjoys using this uncommon combination to analyze the many threads of your life, and to listen to your goals and priorities for the future. Then Sue guides you through the often confusing maze of financial and legal decisions to create plans that best protect you and your family and accomplishes your family goals.

“I have had both good and bad personal experiences with the law, so my staff and I are always looking out for you—and protect you like we’d protect our families and ourselves. I don’t mean that as a cliché. We are proactive, thoughtful, and thorough when we examine all the possible risks you face. Negating those risks puts a smile on our clients’ faces and ours.”

Her considerable legal expertise includes family protection, wealth preservation, and values-based planning, as well as planning strategies for unmarried couples, same sex couples, blended families, and divorced individuals. Whether you are married or single, with a traditional family or blended one, just starting out or looking back on a life well-lived, Sue will help you craft a plan that achieves your goals for your loved ones today and for years to come.

Sue earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and earned her Juris Doctor degree from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1994. She is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, the North Carolina and Greensboro Bar Associations.  She is also a member of the Greensboro chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals, as well as WealthCounsel, a national organization of Estate Planning Attorneys and financial professionals, and is on the board of directors for the North Carolina Forum of Estate Planning Attorneys.  Sue enjoys educating her community and is a frequent speaker on a variety of topics including family and wealth protection planning, wills and trusts, advance directives, and protecting family inheritances. Sue has chosen to concentrate on Wills, Trusts and Estates because she is passionate about helping families create happy and secure futures.

Sue is originally from Springfield, Illinois, and grew up in the tiny town of Rising Sun, Indiana, but Greensboro, North Carolina, has been her home since 1989. She is an avid traveler and passionate about photography, having photographed her way so far through 27 countries. She also enjoys yoga and culinary arts.  She lives in Fisher Park with her husband, Jim, a financial advisor with Gate City Advisors, and her dogs, Gracie and Riley, who are often seen visiting with the clients at her office.  She and Jim enjoy live music and even have concerts in their backyard, which they have named “Music at Big Purple.”

Nell PretzschNell Pretzsch

Friendly, positive, professional, detail oriented, organized…. just a few of the words that describe Nell.  Nell Pretzsch loves people and details.  She is the firm paralegal, office organizer, and the first person you’ll hear on the other end of the line when you call.

A native Floridian, Nell grew up in a small town in central Florida.  When a job change for her husband, David, brought them to Greensboro 18 years ago, they fell in love with North Carolina and found out how beautiful it is to experience the four seasons.  Nell will soon be running back and forth to Atlanta as their son, Eric, heads off to college at Georgia Tech.  Two very spoiled cats round out the Pretzsch family.  In her spare time, Nell enjoys tennis and reading.

With a background in psychology, education, and business, Nell is a calming presence in the office and for our clients.  “I’m a people person and enjoy getting to know each of our clients,” she says.  When you phone the law office, be sure to chat with Nell for a moment.